Multi-Flora Rose was introduced as an experimental natural fence row. An experiment gone out-of-control, this lovely flowering shrub is now the invasive curse to every forest restoration project, farmers pasture, and overgrown fence-row.
Also called the Fawn Lilly or Dog Toothed Violet, these flowers come from plants rooted and growing for six or more years. Each bulb can be found about a foot or so deep with plenty of company. When you find one, you’ve most stumbled into a whole colony. Its perseverance is our visual treat.
An early Spring wildflower, I see it along many roadsides and woodland edges. At first glance it may be passed off as a bunch of dandelions. If your a lawn purist its a weed. If your an native purist its invasive. If your into homeopathic remedies it a herb. If you like flowers it has beauty.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues the flower theme with the colors pink and magenta. As I looked back to last summers flower photos, it seems that pink attraced a great deal of interest from butterflies and bees. So, a bonus comes with my entry this week.